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Re: Document Production

Subject: Re: Document Production
From: john.markor@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 16:04:42 -0400 (EDT)
document production
Francis - it should be a fairly simple thing to do this using a XSL or CSS style sheet and the multiple media formatting capabilities - we already convert XML on the fly into HTML for display.

 ---- you wrote: 
> Hi,
> 
> This may be a beginner's question, but I can't find the answer in the
> XSL-List archives.
> 
> What is the simplest way - if any - to produce business documents
> incorporating runtime XML data?
> 
> I'm working on a application where we integrate information from
> mainframe and pc sources and then wish to merge it into consumer
> documents.
> 
> We're already turning our result sets into XML - we used a DCD schema
> and were able to communicate with a third party program coded to our
> schema first time - and I would really like to be able to do something
> simple and efficient about our document production.
> 
> The guys from the big printer have said that they can accept anything
> reasonable - eg Postscript, PDF, even Word DOCs.
> 
> We can talk to a print component via COM, Corba or Java. I would like to
> be able to merge our runtime data into pre-designed documents or
> stylesheets, either directly through API calls or by creating a data
> file and merging this in - again, we can create any reasonable format,
> from XML to CSV inclusive.
> 
> I have done solutions involving server-side word processors and macros
> in the past, but feel that there should be a better way of doing things
> by now.
> 
> Many thanks for any suggestions -
> 
> Francis.
> -- 
> Francis Norton.
> 
> 
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    • francis - Fri, 21 May 1999 18:24:22 +0100
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